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5 Ways To Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or in a relationship, it’s very important to remember to love YOU. According to Science Daily, acceptance is the attribute most closely tied to self satisfaction and happiness; yet, we find it hardest to accept ourselves. As a person who has learned the value of self-acceptance, I am here to tell you that loving yourself is the only pathway to truly loving your life—and everyone in it. Here are some tips to inspire and help you to stay on track this Valentine’s Day season. (more…)

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What Can Fitness Trackers Teach Us About the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is watched by more than 100M people in the United States every year. With three years of Jawbone UP data, we can see how people have changed their sleep patterns, usually by staying up late, to watch live sports (like the World Cup, for example). Ultimately, we can use this data to answer questions: for example, which Super Bowl was the most exciting?

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UP Stories: How Jennifer Uses Heart Rate Tracking To Manage Chronic Illness

“I was diagnosed with a congenital condition called Chiari Malformation at age 16.” says Jennifer Lake, an UP community member since 2014.

“For seven years, I was sick without any idea of why. And, it turned out that this Chiari Malformation had been the answer all along. Sometime throughout the seven years between diagnosis and treatment, I developed a secondary problem. My cranio-cervical junction had become unstable, allowing my second vertebrae to migrate upwards and backwards, compressing my brain stem. Essentially, my skull had begun to slip back and forth on my spine. The doctors sat me down and said, ‘You’re going to need brain surgery.”

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, many around the world will embark on new resolutions, the first step to improve their lives—or so they think.

Unfortunately, most resolutions don’t work out. According to John Norcross, arguably the foremost researcher on resolutions, 81% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Even more shockingly, 29% of them fail within the first two weeks. Why?

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How to Use Yoga for Deep Sleep

This is a guest blog post from world-class yoga instructor Rodney Yee of Gaiam.

When executed properly, yoga can not just give you energy to start your day, but can help calm your body before sleep.

Are you curious how you can use yoga to improve your sleep? Here are a few tips on how to use yoga as a powerful sleep aid.

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